Preventing and Litigating Will Contests in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia 2014

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:15 pm

CLE Credit: Yes

Event Description
Credit: 3.0 Credit Hours

Learn how to help your clients avoid litigation over wills and other transfers of power in the planning and drafting stages, and pick up some practice tips on how to bring or defend an action to contest a will. Our faculty experts share strategies with you and provide updates in this grow­ing area of the law. Topics include:

· No-contest or in terrorem clauses

· Videotaping

· Involving beneficiaries in the planning process

· Use of irrevocable trusts

· Recent decisions in will contests

· Pretrial investigation

· Pretrial settlement opportunities

· Using the expertise of a forensic psychia­trist

· Proving testamentary capacity

· Jury instructions and burdens of proof

· Evidentiary issues

· Depositions involving testamentary capacity

· Depositions involving undue influence

· Fraud issues

· Settlement of cases and tax issues

D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
(Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center 12th Street)
Washington DC 20005
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Contact Information
CLE Program
Phone: 202-626-3488
Fax: 202-942-9750


  • Calvin Cobb, Craighill, Mayfield, Fenwick, Cromelin & Cobb, L.L.P.
  • Robert Grant, Furey Doolan & Abell LLP
  • Kevin Murphy, Carr Maloney P.C.
  • Philip O'Donoghue, Furey Doolan & Abell LLP
  • Betty Van Morrogh, Blankingship & Keith, PC


Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice


D.C. Bar Members


Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section


Government Attorneys




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